Modak, kada prasad and more: 5 easy prasad recipes

Modak, kada prasad and more: 5 easy prasad recipes

Modak, kada prasad and more: 5 easy prasad recipes

May 20, 2022, 12:47 PM
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These prasads are a staple of various pujas and holy places. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

A prasad is basically an edible food item that is offered to the gods to show their devotion to them.

According to Hindu belief, when a prasad is offered to God, it is blessed by divine grace.

After sacrifice, the prasad is consumed by worshipers to seek God’s blessings.

Here are five prasad recipes you can prepare at home.

Modak is a popular prasad served during Ganesh Chaturthi.

Boil grated coconut and jaggery in a pan along with nutmeg and saffron.

Boil water with ghee. Add salt and flour, mix well and cook.

Knead the dough, roll it into a ball and shape the edges into a floral pattern. Put the filling on the dough, close it and steam for 10-15 minutes.

Atta laddu is a popular prasad in India that is served at various pujas.

Dry roast atta for seven to eight minutes until lightly browned. Add almonds and ghee and stir well.

Let it cool and then add sugar and cardamom powder and mix well.

Make smooth round balls of the mixture. Let the balls cool.

Garnish them with dried fruits and offer them as prasad.

Kada prasad is a sacred halwa of whole wheat flour that is served to all visitors to the Darbar Sahib in a Gurdwara.

Boil water with sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Toast flour in some ghee. Add cardamom powder and sugar syrup and stir well.

Cook well until the mixture thickens and looks like a pudding.

Garnish with chopped dry fruits and serve.

Prepared with five sacred ingredients, Charnamrut is a must during any puja. The sacred brew is used in both Hindu and Jain worship.

Mix cow’s milk, cow’s milk curd, honey, sugar, cow’s milk ghee, phool makhana, chironji, ganga jal, tulsi leaves, chopped almonds, cashew nuts, shredded dry coconut and raisins.

Refrigerate the mixture until it is time to serve.

Usually served in temples and as traditional Chhath Puja and Janmashtami prasad, kheer is basically rice and milk based pudding.

Boil the milk. Take two to four tablespoons of milk in a separate bowl and mix with saffron threads. Add washed rice to milk and let it boil.

Add dry fruits, saffron milk and sugar and mix well.

Garnish with tulsi leaves and serve as prasad.

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